Chernobyl-Remembering Events To Be Held In Russia

A set of measures to remember a catastrophe which happened at the Chernobyl nuclear power station 15 years ago will be held in Russia. This was said by member of these events' organising committee Valeri Tamarin, editor of the newspaper Rossiiski Diplomaticheski Kurier, at a RIA Novosti press conference on Friday. He said that on Saturday 900 Muscovites disabled due to their efforts to combat disaster effects at the Chernobyl facility will be gathered at the Moscow mayoral office. Gifts have been prepared for them. In all, 1,599 Chernobyl liquidators reside in Moscow. They became disabled as a result of work to block nuclear radiation after the 4th unit of the Chernobyl power plant exploded. On April 26 flowers will be officially laid at the tombs of the first Chernobyl fire-fighters on the Mitino cemetery in Moscow. On May 16 through 18 an international scientific-practical conference on the 15th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe will be held in the Moscow region. It will be attended by scientists from Russia, Germany, Japan and other countries. Valeri Tamarin said that, thanks to the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the disabled Chernobyl liquidators have begun to get a sizeable addition to their pensions.

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